Master of Arts in International Relations

The Master of Arts in International Relations is a 30-hour program designed to equip leaders for service in a wide array of international contexts, including for-profit businesses, nonprofit/non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, and government. The degree provides a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between international institutions, commerce, diplomatic relations, society, government, religion, foreign affairs, the arts and other facets of society in today's global environment. Graduates of the program will be prepared to lead with distinction and diplomacy in an ever-globalizing world and serve their communities.

More than an Education

Students will learn from professors with experience in their field who will engage them in classroom lectures as well as off-campus experiential learning opportunities. Students will also have opportunities to travel, intern internationally, network with other professionals and be mentored by subject matter experts in their field. 

Marked by Service

Cross-cultural sensitivities and international diplomacy are necessary qualities for leaders in today’s global environment. Our values-driven, biblical approach to global engagement weds cultural awareness seminars with international field experience to equip successful leaders in an ever-globalizing world. Pursue the call to become a scholar statesmen and prepare yourself for a career of international service. 

Meet the M.A. in International Relations Program Director

"We strive to develop our students into Christian scholars, servant leaders, and global thinkers. The MAIR program prepares you for that. Let me know how I may assist you in your academic journey."

Dr. Josh Longmire, Program Director
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Dr. Josh Longmire

Program Details

Our program provides several options to customize your master's degree with dual degrees and advanced certificates.

Additional M.A. in International Relation Program Information

Why should I get an International Relations Master's Degree?
Globalization, characterized by the increasing interconnectedness of the world's economies, populations and cultures, is a dynamic force that will persistently transform our world. As we navigate these shifts, there is a growing demand for individuals proficient in international relations and leadership. In an evolving global landscape, businesses and organizations require leaders who can adeptly analyze and address pressing challenges and opportunities from local, national and international perspectives. These skills are crucial for those aiming to make a significant impact in tomorrow's world.
What will I learn in an International Relations and Leadership Master's Degree?
The international relations master's degree offers substantive training focused on global understanding and decision-making, national security, international trade, human rights issues and other key global issues.
Career Opportunities with a M.A. International Relations
  • Nonprofit Program Coordinator
  • Diplomat
  • Political Affairs Office
  • Lobbyist
  • Government Affairs Manager
  • Military Operations Analyst
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • National Security Agent
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Human Rights Activist
Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements for the M.A. in International Relations

 View DBU Graduate School’s admission requirements.

Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another. Applicants who show potential for graduate study but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission may be admitted for up to 12 hours under provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee.

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